Mascot Mickey is the latest outrageous video file from Lyndon Lorenz, who is releasing the work under his nom-de-pixel of Lyn Faber, exclusively for the Open Source Archive. Many thanks to the Prelinger Archives for making so many excellent source clips available!
Mascot Mickey was first mixed as an audio track on a Boss MRS-1044 digital multitracker. Default drum and bass patterns were modified as needed, and soundbytes from our source clips were flown in off a Macintosh iMac DVD-SE. When the soundtrack was pretty much finalized, video clips were synchronized to it using Avid Videoshop.
Just about all the footage came off of the Prelinger Archives copy of Chevrolet Leader News (Volume 2, Number 4). The 'oh boy' guy came from the Dodge segment found on Classic TV Commercials (Part 1).
May 27, 2004 Subject:
I really enjoyed the jazz beat and the slow mo of the (I think?) original soundtrack. You actually beat me to the footage I was going to use in my next 'Amelie' compilation, but not to worry as you put it to GREAT use. Nice going!
May 26, 2004 Subject:
well thank you there, Jack2. Is there any way to respond without writing up a new "review"? I guess I'll have to rate it so the rating doesn't sink too low; I give it a 4 since there's things I would've liked to change.
Props for the Spike Milligan mention! Also, I dig the amazing Bill Nelson and in particular his recent Whimsy album, which is a totally cooking pastiche of dangerous writing, editing and performance. Lots of retro soundbytes from film and TV and such. Get it!
Ha ha: "Stupid" is exactly what I thought as I watched and re-watched this! This is a totally ridiculous piece of work but naturally a lot of that is inspired by the original footage! That poor cat! And those firemen have *nothing* better to do than play frickin dominoes? Oh-ho-ho boy!
Thanks, will go back to the bunker and mix some more for y'all
May 25, 2004 Subject:
Great imagination. Very funny. Respectful use of old films without malice and that is the way I like it. If you enjoy Spike Milligan, you will love this film. Only my opinions so far, others may consider it just stupid